Friday, May 27th

Romania attaches a particular importance to the values and objectives of La Francophonie – says President Klaus Iohannis

Romania attaches a particular importance to the values and objectives of La Francophonie and contributes to their achieving, said Romanian President Klaus Iohannis during the meeting with the Secretary-General of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF) Michaëlle Jean, at Cotroceni Palace. The two officials also talked about the economic development and youth training. Subsequently, they convened the commencement of preparations for the organization in Romania, in the next two years, of relevant La Francophonie events, meant to promote the priorities of the Organization in the realm of economy and gender equality. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)

Meeting of the Supreme Council of National Defence

The Supreme Council of National Defence (CSAT) will meet today to discuss among others issues healthcare situation, namely hospital infections as a tender spot of the medical sector impacting national security. According to a press release by the Presidency, CSAT members are also going to discuss last year’s activity of Romania’s Intelligence Service and will establish Romania’s mandate for the NATO Summit in Warsaw. Other subjects on the agenda concern the developing stage of nuclear reactors 3 and 4 in Cernavoda, Romania’s military strategy, the Army’s endowment programe for the next 10 years and armed forces to participate in theatres of operations abroad next year. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)

Energy security – the theme of today”s conference „Security Challenges in the Balkans” in Bucharest

Conference „Security Challenges in the Balkans”, organized by New Strategy Center and the University of Bucharest, continues in Bucharest, focusing on energy security today. Yesterday, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges Sorin Ducaru indicated NATO’s intention to fathom the problems in the Balkans, at the summit in Warsaw in July. He said that by the accession of Montenegro it could be created the prerequisites for restoring stability in the region, giving that the North-Atlantic Alliance is currently facing the most complex challenges and risks since the end of the Cold War. Thus, by creating a buffer zone in the Balkans, the effects of threats the could be dimmed, NATO official emphasised. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)

Adrian Strugariu